It's the Cops, Stupid!
February 02, 2012
Franklin Zimring has broken ranks with his profession and issued a long overdue call. The New York crime drop experience demands a revision in our und
February 01, 2012
Kwasi Kwarteng, in his vivid and stimulating book, takes a fresh approach to "the great gabbed-up British Empire," moving the argument on from the Emp
Rushing to Ruin
January 31, 2012
It was under Nero that Lucan produced the first three books of an epic poem laced with political satire, a poem devoid of divine machinery and high-mi
The Pains of the Pioneers
January 30, 2012
Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West were both women, and world-famous journalists, and politically outspoken, and involved with men who treated them bad
January 26, 2012
A year after the uprising that overthrew Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, Cairo’s Tahrir Square has become an international symbol of human revolt. I
The True Lies of Totalitarian North Korea
January 25, 2012
When the videos of North Koreans weeping hysterically in the streets of Pyongyang circulated on YouTube last month in the wake of Kim Jong-il’s death, few Western onlookers knew what to make of them. Most of us seem to have assumed that the tears were fake, produced on command—an interpretation backed up by one of the best books recently to appear on the subject of North Korea, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy, which describes manufactured public grief in 1994 after Kim Il-sung’s death.